“Unexpected shades of Radiohead, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen. Blissfully Dark. Harmonically & Lyrically Inventive and Honest”  -Devon Wendell, International Review of Music (IROM)


Bold, bracing and cinematic, Magnolia Memoir is led by the stunningly raw & angelic voice of Mela Lee, with vintage keys, b3 and vibes from Alexander Burke. Magnolia Memoir is a perfect mix of beauty, pain, redemption and revolution.  They’ve been described as, “Fiona Apple meets the Killers with a dash of the Clash” and “Adele meets the Black Keys” but they remain defiantly, singular and unique –

“…Mela lee and Magnolia Memoir create an ambiance that conjures up greatness…”

-Bill Bentley, Sonic Boomers

“Magnolia Memoir is stunning and altogether unforgettable”

-Margaret Cho, Actress/Comedienne 

“…Mela has the voice of an Angel and can break the heart of heaven…”

– Grammy  & Gospel Legend, Andrae Crouch

Their second album, The Perfect Crime (February 2012), received universal critical praise. As an iTunes New & Noteworthy album, iTunes remarked that the once indie jazz ensemble had, “…ventured decisively (and often explosively) into the Triple AAA, alternative rock territory.”

With their third studio album, Pale Fire (2014) another iTunes New & Noteworthy/ Top Pick, Magnolia Memoir solidified their alternative status with an explosive concept album rife with crossover appeal. From the indie pop perfection of “Odds & Ends” to the haunting and stark “Silence & the Ache,” to the Mississippi swagger of “Ash & Bone” and the signature, playful gypsy punk of the title track, “Pale Fire” – Magnolia Memoir certainly lives up to their promise and gives you something to remember them by.

Find out what all the critics are raving about.


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